Dear Scholastic Award Recipients, educators, families, and friends,
It has been a fantastic year for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New York City. We received over 9,000 submissions for the 2014 awards and were one of the most decorated regions in the National Awards with New York City students earning 163 Gold and Silver Medals for their art and writing.
We have a couple of announcements regarding the upcoming 2014-2015 Scholastic Awards season. The 2014-2015 New York City Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will be administrated by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in partnership with Parsons The New School for Design. First and foremost, a HUGE thank you to Casita Maria for supporting and celebrating the young artists and writers of New York City through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the past five years! Keep tabs on all the cool things they are up to at www.casitamaria.org. Next, a big welcome to Corianna Moffatt who will be the NYC Scholastic Awards contact at the Alliance. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions or just to say hi at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Now, get out your calendars!
Submissions open on Monday, September 15th, so get writing! finish that painting! and take that old camera out for a field trip!
**The submission deadline for the 2015 Awards is Wednesday, December 17th. **
On to the fun stuff…
A few NYC highlights from the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing National Awards:
Steven Paul of Brooklyn, NY received a Gold Medal for his photo Lost Time, which was reproduced as a larger than life public mural by Colossal Media at 111 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Take a look at Steven’s interview with NBC’s Harry Smith here!
Molly Devries as awarded a 2014 American Visions Award for her short film The S.S. Drottningholm.
Tyra Abraham‘s art portfolio Losing Sight won one of the highly sought after 2014 Portfolio Gold Medals which included a $10,000 scholarship.
Katherine Snoddy from the Bronx was awarded a Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Best In Grade (Grade 9) for her poetry. Below is an excerpt from her piece XX
I tuck my body into the blankets like grass is tucked into snow or words tucked into their paper. Or how some sort of meaning is tucked into the hum of your voice––or how a freckle is tucked into your jawline, as if it’s a secret. I love you because you make me think that I’m alright already. I love you because I am a god and you are the smallest of sparrows. You are so good at being alive––you, with your arms crooked like broken branches and your pupils dilated like this wide, meaningless night. Oh I could settle into you––like dust.
To read the rest of Katherine’s poem click here.